B9 road

B9 is a tremendous coastal road skirting the Indian Ocean

Located on the south coast of Mauritius, the B9 road is a must do. It’s a tremendous coastal road, with some mind-blowing landscapes. On the left side of the road is a wild vegetation and the right a beautiful beach. It's one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world.

The road, also known as Maconde road, is totally paved. It’s 39.3 km (24.41 miles) long winding along the sensational Mauritian southern shoreline. It runs from Souillac, a village in the Savanne district towards Grande Riviere Noire, in the Rivière Noire or Black River district.

Located on the South West tip of the country, the winding road along the basalt cliffs is an absolutely extraordinary experience. Skirting the Indian Ocean–facing Mauritius shoreline, the road offers some of the most spectacular views in Mauritius – and probably the world. This comfortable and secured road offers the opportunity to lay your eyes right and left, on the vast spread of turquoise water and the luxuriant vegetation.

The road was built in the 1920’s. The drive is easy with little traffic. Along the way you can enjoy stunning views of the Islands southern coast and views out to sea, if you are lucky you may well see large turtles swimming nearby. The road swoops dangerously around a sharp hairpin turn on Maconde rock, clinging precariously between the rocks and the ocean.
Pic: SpaceX DragonV2

 

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